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Romney getting band back together
Politico ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ben Smith and Mike Allen

Posted on 02/15/2010 9:27:18 AM PST by C19fan

One of the first big moves of 2012 -- “Mitt Romney Names Matt Rhoades PAC Executive Director: BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced today that Matt Rhoades, who has held senior positions on major presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee, will serve as the PAC's executive director. … ....................................................

Rhoades, who's moving to Boston, is a well-regarded guy whose return to Romney pretty much confirms what will surprise nobody: That he's running in 2012. He's also, incidentally, been valued for his relationship with a key player in any GOP primary, Matt Drudge.

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Please go away Willard. I am saying this so you can avoid not blowing another what $50 million and the embarassment. You only were governor for one term not even facing the voters for re-election and somehow you think you deserve to be POTUS.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 9:27:18 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Uhhhhhggggg


2 posted on 02/15/2010 9:28:25 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: C19fan

At least he finished his term.


3 posted on 02/15/2010 9:28:53 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: C19fan

Good for him. A least he will have a job when he loses the Republican primary.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 9:29:34 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: pissant; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; sheik yerbouty

Delusional RINO Pukes in action. Conservatives and the Tea Party Movement won’t be buying Mitt’s BS.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 9:30:22 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: pissant

BARFMAO


6 posted on 02/15/2010 9:30:23 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: lady lawyer

“At least he finished his term...”

Yeah...and passed MittCare.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 9:30:40 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: C19fan

8 posted on 02/15/2010 9:31:03 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

One has to marvel at the egos of these A hole politicians.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 9:31:16 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: C19fan
No no no no no......please no. I'm so fedup with Rino’s.

If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catching the same ol big mouth bass.

It's this slip into moderation for the appeasement of the liberals that is killing our country, degrading our moral compass.

Vote conservative......all the time.

10 posted on 02/15/2010 9:32:54 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: lady lawyer
Did you see this thread too?: Romney's new character: Macho man (LOL).

Some really good posts there. But yours is a great idea for a campaign slogan for Mitt: Vote Mitt: At least he promises that he will finish his term. (you might not like what he does, but by-gosh he'll sure finish it! (the country?))

11 posted on 02/15/2010 9:34:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lady lawyer

It appears apparently possibly you have a problem with Gov Palin.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 9:34:18 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Not so sure. The GOP is trying it’s damndest to take over the tea party. No more birth certificate questions, no questions about the 911 report, support McCain, support RINO Perry, don’t call Obama a marxist , etc etc.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 9:34:18 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I think Romney gets his news from the MSM because they crowned him the “front runner”. TO be fair, the MSM is just taking the GOP trend of nominating who appears to be “deserving” and “next in line”; Bush I, Dole, Bush II, and McCain.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by C19fan
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To: All

Romney is great at fund raising and organizing at the upper echolons of the GOP establishment.

That will make him a formidable foe in the Primary.

While conservatives bicker and contemplate splitting the vote...The establishment has its man.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 9:35:36 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: C19fan

What’s he running as now... a moderate, liberal or conservative? This guy makes Kerry look firm.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 9:37:53 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut
What’s he running as now...

Since I lasted the longest in 2008, I am next in the line of succession.

17 posted on 02/15/2010 9:39:27 AM PST by C19fan
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To: svcw

The point of the poster to whom I was responding was that a one-term governor had not business thinking he could be president. . . . Just sayin’


18 posted on 02/15/2010 9:39:43 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: C19fan

Where’s the pic of the guy...”Aw, jeez...”


19 posted on 02/15/2010 9:40:48 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: pissant
nah baby, nah. You've got it all backwards. The Tea "party" (we the people who are the movement) is in process of and will take over the GOP". You are persistent though. Go Hunter! Go Falcon!


20 posted on 02/15/2010 9:41:04 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lady lawyer

Easy to do when you flip flop on all your positions. Oh, and institute government run healthcare.


21 posted on 02/15/2010 9:41:13 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: OCCASparky

22 posted on 02/15/2010 9:42:11 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lady lawyer

My, aren’t we catty today?


23 posted on 02/15/2010 9:42:38 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: lady lawyer

At least he finished his term.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If that’s the best he could say, then it’s gonna be a short primary season for him.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 9:43:31 AM PST by ak267
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To: Servant of the Cross

We’ll see. If McCain is re-elected in conservative Arizona, that will be quite an indicator how strong the tea party really is. And if Romney comes out a frontrunner, as expected, we are in a world of trouble.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 9:44:22 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: C19fan

Curious about that Drudge connection. It only seems to be reported on the usual leftist web sites. And the only actual connection with Drudge seems to be that he flew down to have a steak dinner with him.

From Salon: “In particular, Matt Rhoades, Romney’s communications director, has a long history as the source for Drudge headlines, having previously served as the research director for the Republican National Committee during the 2006 campaign. In their book “The Way to Win,” Time’s Mark Halperin and the Politico’s John Harris recount that Rhoades traveled to Florida for a friendly steakhouse dinner with Drudge when he took the research director job in 2005. Attempts by e-mail and telephone to ask Drudge about the allegations of favoritism were not successful.”

In other words, Where’s the beef? There doesn’t seem to be much in this beyond snide leftist hints from folks like Salon and Politico.

Of course Drudge listens to opposition leaks of hot stories. So does any other political reporter.

I just thought I would look into this because I was curious whether there was any substance to it. Apparently not, at least not yet.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 9:46:40 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C19fan
Force him to run on his record.

In four short years, Governor Mitt Romney:

Used his executive power as Governor to unconstitutionally and unlawfully impose gay "marriage."

Designed and passed socialized medicine scheme, complete with $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions.

Pushed through permanent "assault" scary gun ban.

Thoroughly homosexualized state government and the public schools, in fulfillment of his promises to the "Log Cabin" "Republicans."

Appointed more Democrats than Republicans to the Massachusetts bench, including radical gay activists.


27 posted on 02/15/2010 9:47:07 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A vote for McCain is a vote for amnesty.)
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To: lady lawyer
Romney did so poorly that he could not win reelection, he was run out of office with 34% approval.

He then spent 150 million dollars in an effort to win the Republican nomination, he couldn't beat his unfunded, weak opponents.

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28 posted on 02/15/2010 9:48:28 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: pissant

I think you’re right and I think we are in a world of trouble.

Romney knows how to run without running. Palin needs to start charming some of the politicians in key Primary states and fast.

The machine of the Party (liberals and moderates) will run over we the conservative base...they are frightened chitless of Palin and having a real American in the WHouse. They can’t control her and they know it.


29 posted on 02/15/2010 9:48:30 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: lady lawyer; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
lady lawyer: "At least he finished his term...in shame (****).

Just saying, that is why he FLED Massachusetts to La Jolla.
You RomneyBOTs certainly enjoy have having used Massachusetts
and its citizens for your nefarious plans.

Romney - Proven Bad Governor
ignored by RomneyBOTs

(****)While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

30 posted on 02/15/2010 9:48:40 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: C19fan

Bingo... Mitt is next in line delusion... Hey Mitt take a hike.


31 posted on 02/15/2010 9:49:06 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Reagan Man

32 posted on 02/15/2010 9:49:24 AM PST by twister881
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To: lady lawyer

Lot’s of Socialists finish their terms as well. Does that make their politics palatable to you?


33 posted on 02/15/2010 9:49:36 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: rbmillerjr

Romney guarantees another four years (at least) of Obama. Some would say, even if he wins this is true.


34 posted on 02/15/2010 9:50:46 AM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: pissant
no questions about the 911 report

Is that why you are still supporting Medina?

35 posted on 02/15/2010 9:51:16 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: VastRWCon
Listen to the Duke: "HATARI!"

36 posted on 02/15/2010 9:53:31 AM PST by twister881
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To: ansel12

No, I support her because she is better than the two RINOs.


37 posted on 02/15/2010 9:53:32 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ak267

I really hope you are correct. I have grown to loath the man. During the beginning of the last election I didn’t know much about him, so I bought into the successful business man crap. Once I learned about his liberal record and his willingness to speak out of both sides of his mouth I threw my support behind Fred. From what I have seen of Mitt I would say that he only cares about winning the Presidency for his own personal gratification. If Sarah Palin runs it will because she views it a patriotic calling. The difference is that I can see Palin dropping out and endorsing a solid conservative if that is what it takes to deny Mitt his presumed coronation.


38 posted on 02/15/2010 9:54:33 AM PST by Sarah-bot
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To: pissant

Even though she is a truther that thinks that we, ourselves, murdered all those people at the Pentagon and in New York city?


39 posted on 02/15/2010 9:55:40 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: ansel12

She never said that, spanky.


40 posted on 02/15/2010 9:56:34 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: twister881

sorry, but I dont get it (HATARI)?


41 posted on 02/15/2010 9:57:32 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Republic of Texas

I may or may not support him when the time comes. It depends on whether somebody better comes along or not. So far, I haven’t seen anyone with a chance of winning.

But, he’s not a socialist. He is not perfect, but he was supported by a lot of very smart conservatives. A lot smarter than the ones who sling crude, ad hominem insults on FR.


42 posted on 02/15/2010 9:57:43 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Sarah-bot

Oh, entirely agree. No more “Mitt-wits” :)

If Romney and the GOP insiders think they’ve got the lock for 2012, they are sadly mistaken. The tea party group not only goes after the liberals, but RINOs as well. GOP needs to seriously clear out the cobwebs with some new blood.

After her treatment by the McCain staffers, DC beltway commentarors (Brooks in particular) and CPAC, I’ve stopped sending money to the GOP and now give directly to the candidate.


43 posted on 02/15/2010 9:59:17 AM PST by ak267
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To: lady lawyer

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/motorracing/os-nascar-daytona-500-sarah-palin-0215-20100214,0,4819263.story


44 posted on 02/15/2010 10:00:28 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: pissant

She is clearly a truther, and she has actually named groups that escaped death because they knew to stay away, like the New York policemen.


45 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:05 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: C19fan

Give it up Mitt. You couldn’t even beat the Democrat from AZ last time.


46 posted on 02/15/2010 10:02:05 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: lady lawyer

The government run Health Plan in Massachusetts isn’t Socialist? Sure.


47 posted on 02/15/2010 10:03:30 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: ansel12

She is clearly a truther to those that sniff Charlie Perry’s panties.


48 posted on 02/15/2010 10:04:21 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: lady lawyer
But, he’s not a socialist. He is not perfect, but he was supported by a lot of very smart conservatives. A lot smarter than the ones who sling crude, ad hominem insults on FR.

I know what you mean, maybe you can get this guy banned and then we can all become romneybots together and be one, within the hive.

"If there is anyone here who doesn't understand why we cannot support a slick socialist politician like Mitt Romney, God help you, but you're on the wrong website. We went through this with the abortionist, gay rights activist, illegal alien supporting, gun grabbing Rudy Giuliani until someone created another website call WAnkers for Rudy and they all flew the coop. Hopefully, before too much FReeper blood is shed, someone will create a WAnkers for Romney site and we can be left to fight the good fight as we see fit!
FR is not for everyone!
1 posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:32:08 PM by Jim Robinson "

49 posted on 02/15/2010 10:05:53 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: VRWC For Truth
Romney is a past proven loser,
and proven disruptor (look what he did to Sen.Thompson and Gov.Palin.

Now he is lowest of the low, based upon FreeRepublic poll.

RESULTS – Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRES. NOMINATION
Looks like Palin is the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted! Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Romney or Huckabee .... “


50 posted on 02/15/2010 10:07:00 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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